VALLEY FORGE, Pa., May 19 The St. Jude Dream Home(R) inHurricane, W. Va., is home to the first drywall ever manufactured at the newCertainTeed Gypsum Plant in nearby Moundsville, W. Va. To support the annualfundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, CertainTeed is donatinggypsum wallboard and roofing shingles that will be used in the house.
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The 3,100 square foot St. Jude Dream Home, which will be auctioned as partof a fundraiser for the organization, will include 330 pieces of CertainTeedProRoc(R) wallboard and feature approximately 60 squares of CertainTeedLandmark(TM) designer shingles. The donation is being made in conjunction withThe Contractor Yard in Charleston, W. Va., who is assisting with the deliveryof the materials.
"I cannot think of a better way to inaugurate the new Moundsville plantthan through a contribution to this worthwhile, local project," says PeterDachowski, President and CEO of CertainTeed Corporation. "We are thrilled tosupport the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway with our quality roofing andwallboard products."
CertainTeed continues to focus on environmentally friendly products toenhance building sustainability and contribute to LEED(R) credits in greenbuilding design projects. All of ProRoc's face and back paper contain bothpre- and post-consumer waste, with a recycled content of nearly 100 percent.Many CertainTeed roofing products are manufactured with pre- and post-consumerrecycled content.
CertainTeed Gypsum offers a broad range of gypsum and finishing productsfor interior and exterior needs. This, in combination with the full range ofCertainTeed building products, provides architects, contractors, builders anddealers one partner to provide service and support for commercial andresidential building projects. CertainTeed operates 13 gypsum board plants and12 roofing plants throughout North America.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized forits pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and othercatastrophic diseases. The organization's fundraising efforts, such as theDream Home Giveaway, help pay for children's medical care and treatment. Formore information on the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, visit www.stjude.org.
Through innovation and creative product design, CertainTeed has helpedshape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904as General Roofing Company, the firm made its slogan "Quality Made Certain,Satisfaction Guaranteed," which quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today,CertainTeed is North America's leading brand of exterior and interior buildingproducts, including roofing, siding, windows, fence, decking, railing, trim,foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.
Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., CertainTeed and its affiliates havemore than 7,000 employees and more than 70 manufacturing facilities throughoutthe United States and Canada. In 2007 the group had consolidated sales of morethan $3 billion. www.certainteed.com.For more information contact: Michael B. Loughery, CertainTeed (610) 341-7328 firstname.lastname@example.org www.certainteed.com/pressroom